Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets

by Dirty on July 6, 2013

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Portland Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets meet at Pepsi Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nuggets listed as 7-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total is sitting at 199½.

The Trail Blazers outscored the Pacers by 10 points to earn a hard-fought 107-105 victory on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers failed to cover the 10-point spread, while the 212 points made it OVER the posted total of 208.

Brandon Roy netted a game-high 28 points, and Lyle Aldridge added 21 points and seven rebounds.

Chauncey Billups dropped 34 points to lead Denver in its 100-95 loss to Detroit on Tuesday night.

Detroit covered as 3.5-point home favorites as the game played over the 189-point total posted by oddsmakers.

Current streak:
Portland has won 3 straight games.
Denver has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Portland: 38-22 SU, 31-29 ATS
Denver: 39-22 SU, 33-27-1 ATS

Portland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Denver most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games when playing Denver
Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Portland
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Denver is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver’s last 12 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 7
Denver at Utah, Friday, March 6

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